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The benefit is seen among with those with normal ALT levels, an indicator of liver health.
Researchers push the VA health care system to step up its game among baby boomer veterans.
The risk is highest for those with viral hepatitis and HIV.
Portal vein pressure is the cause of some of the most serious complications of liver cirrhosis.
Low levels of testing of children born to mothers with hep C are a troubling indicator.
The trend is occurring among women in Kentucky in particular.
Compared with restricting treatment to sicker individuals, treating all would also provide health and life span gains.
The cure rate for Gilead’s new treatment is comparable to what has been seen in people who have only hep C.
AbbVie’s extended-release version of Viekira Pak is for people with genotype 1 of the virus.
Meanwhile, their rates of other liver health problems are falling.
Hepatitis C virus cure rates among those who have received a liver transplant are very good.
Mass imprisonment of drug users worldwide and insufficient harm reduction propel the spread of HIV, hepatitis B and C and tuberculosis.
The major strains of viral hepatitis have surpassed HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria as a cause of annual deaths globally.
The cost per hepatitis C cure liked with Harvoni is lower than with regimens including the first generation of direct-acting antivirals.
Liver fibrosis progresses as people with genotype 3 of hepatitis C virus (HCV) get older, adding urgency to the need for treatment.
Individuals with hepatitis Bare less likely to develop liver cancer if they take Baraclude (entecavir).